Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Kenosha (WIZ072) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Beach Hazards Statement - Kenosha (Wisconsin)


Updated:Sat 30-May-15 03:57am CDT
Effective:Sat 30-May-15 03:57am CDT
Expires:Sat 30-May-15 11:00pm CDT
Severity:Moderate
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Kenosha; Milwaukee; Ozaukee; Racine; Sheboygan
 
Instructions: Structural currents form along piers where longshore currents and wave action flow into the structure. Structural currents can sweep you out into deeper water along the pier structure. A longshore current is a lake current that moves parallel to shore. Longshore currents can be strong enough to prevent swimmers from being able to keep their feet on the bottom... Making it difficult to return to shore.

Message summary: ...beach hazards statement in effect from 10 am cdt this morning through this evening...
The national weather service in milwaukee/sullivan has issued a beach hazards statement for dangerous swimming conditions...which is in effect from 10 am cdt this morning through this evening.
* high wave action... Large waves and dangerous currents are expected. Conditions are life threatening.
* strong structural currents...expected
* strong longshore currents...expected
* rip currents...expected.
* location...beaches from sheboygan to kenosha beaches with particularly dangerous conditions today include...
Vollrath park beach in sheyboygan...
North side municipal beach in sheboygan...
Blue harbor beach in sheboygan...
Upper lake park beach in port washington...
Harrington state park beaches...
Mckinley beach in milwaukee...
Grant park beach in milwaukee...
Shoop park beach in racine...
North park beach in racine...
Simmons island beach in kenosha.
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Source: NWS Watches, Warnings or Advisories for zone WIZ072